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the community of boxholm is mourning the loss of four people from one family. amber sorenson and her three children died in a house fire yesterday morning. and at school today, the youngest of victims were remembered... channel 13's jannay towne joins us with more... all three kids went to southeast webster grand elementary in dayton. riley was in 4th grade, autumn a kindergartner, and little brayden was in pre-k. all three were described as happy, helpful, and eager to learn. the school brought in a crisis team of about dozen counselors, pastors, and nurses. the group was on hand to talk to grieving students and teachers. school officials met with each class and answered any questions students had. while some classmates wanted to talk about their loss, others put
elementary students made posters and wrote letters to the surviving member of the sorenson family, husband and father john. it's an emotional time for all of us. we lost three kids. it's like our collective elementary heart now has three holes in it that cannot be replaced fire officials believe a space heater sparked the fire. it was in a three seasons room at the back of the house and was being used to keep a rabbit hutch warm in these sub zero temperatures. now to a developing story out of fort dodge, where a business has been burning for about 2 hours, and residents can see the smoke from
"goodyear tire storage" went up in flames earlier this afternoon... and crews from fort dodge and webster city are still at the scene. this is a live look, near the corner of 17th street and central avenue. officials say one firefighter was hurt while fighting the flames. they say it wasn't just the cold slowing their efforts... deputies say d-n-a is bringing a nearly decade old rape case to a close. a woman reported the rape at a 2008. she told deputies it happened after a man abducted her at knife point and took her to another location. d-n-a evidence was collected, but a match to the sample wasn't found... at least not until 20-14... when assault was entered into a national database. it linked 44 year old james murphy of knoxville to both cases. he's now charged with sexual abuse in both cases. central iowa authorities are sex offender... officials say 26 year old ross clouse didn't return to a des
release facility friday night. clouse is serving a lifetime special supervision sentence after having his original sentence discharged. that was for "sex abuse" and "indecent contact with a child." he's about 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs around 254 pounds. if you know where he is, call des moines police or the polk county sheriff. west des moines residents have the opportunity to step into the shoes of those who keep them safe. enrollment is now underway for the police department's 4th "citizen academy." the academy will offer a first hand look into the life of law enforcement. participants must live in the city, be 18 years or older, and have no criminal history. the 12 week program begins on march first and runs through may 24th. there are just 25 spots available. the bird flu is back in the midwest... the "u-s-d-a" has confirmed the virus has infected a commercial turkey farm in indiana. the flock is located about 400 miles from the iowa border. it's a different strain than the one that caused the devastating
the outbreak wipe out more than 31 million birds in iowa alone. or anyone who has to spend time outside... so let's head over to brett mcintyre for a first look at the forecast. ed, it's chilly out there! temperatures are going to get slightly warmer the next few days as highs eventually climb out of the teens and into the low 20s. another wave of snow will move 1-3" possible throughout central iowa. the heaviest amounts will be south of i-80, particularly in sw iowa, where a few 3 to 4 inch totals will be possible. des moines will likely see snow totals around 2". temperatures will start to trend up by the middle of the week, with temperatures back into the lower
one day after the last democratic debate before the iowa caucuses... those same candidates shared the stage again. edward lawrence has the latest from washington. honoring martin luther king, jr. in south carolina all the democratic candidates for president used his name to garner support. presidential candidate :09-:23"if he were here today and he saw that moms and dads who went to work could not find decent affordable child care.. he would say child care is a right for all people." last night at the debate, senator bernie sanders was under attack by hillary clinton over his stance on issues like gun control. presidential candidate :30-:35he has voted with the nra, with the gun lobby numerous times. on the g.o.p. campaign trail.... "probably everybody here would just say - 'anybody but hillary'-" supports senator ted cruz.
donald trump nervous. presidential candidate :51-:58 rattled. i understand he is losing support seems his response is to attack and get personal. trump never mentioned cruz at his event today. courting the evangelical vote - cruz launched his campaign. 1:19"we are going to protect christianity and if you look at what is going on throughout the world, look at syria, there if you're christian they are chopping off heads. christianity is under siege." in iowa evangelical voters could sway the outcome of the caucuses now just two weeks away. audio outcue: i'm edward lawrence, nbc news, washington. trump told the students at liberty university to never give up if they want to be successful... that's how he says he's running his campaign. another republican candidate, rand paul, admits he's trying to run his campaign a little differently his competition. he met with several dozen people this morning at platinum kutz...an african american-owned barbershop near drake university.
into more minority areas...that might traditionally view democrats as their most likely candidate choices. he wants to lower taxes for business...which he says will encourage them to hire more people...and that could help poorer areas. one man asked paul why the country spends so little on fighting poverty and so much on fighting wars. paul....0030 what do you feel about that. paul...i wouldn't send foreign aid to other countries. we get to take care of problems that we have at home. paul also said he's wants to reform laws so that minor drug offenders don't spend to long in prison. iowans spent "martin luther king day" reflecting on how far we've come.... and how far we still have to go... present day poor students and students of color face a multitude of barriers to academic success.
americans and latinos on every level. and people of color swell the ranks of minimum wage earners. the civil rights activist was honored with a ceremony at the botanical garden this morning. the department of human rights hosted the event. "m-l-k day" is celebrated on the third monday of each january. last friday would have been king's 87th birthday. some people spent their day off from work or school on the ice... it's been a lot of fun. free skating, free breakfast, i'm that kind of guy. brenton skating plaza is holding it's annual "m-l-k junior day skate." the fun started at 5 a-m with a live broadcast from w-h-o radio's van and bonnie. free admission, skate rental, and breakfast pizza were offered earlier in the day. but clothing donations for the homeless are being accepted at
others are topping off the day cheering on the cardinal and gold... but they're having to brave the cold for a good spot in the stands... after the break we'll take you live to ames where fans were just allowed into the arena. i wore contact lenses for 40 years, and i just wanted to try and be rid of those. but first... it's a common problem with older iowans, and now it's an easy fix. hear how some are ditching their
it seems the hawks' history-making season on the football field is extending to the basketball court... the latest "associated press top 25" poll was released just hours ago... and iowa saw the biggest jump of any team. the hawks came in at number 9, up 7 spots from last week. iowa state dropped 2 spots... to number 19. oklahoma is the unanimous top ranked team. the sooners are set to get a dose of hilton magic tonight... the cyclones haven't beaten a number one ranked team in nearly 60 years, but they are favored. channel 13's john sears is live in ames, where fans are braving the cold in
marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands.
is responsible for the content of this message. by the weekend. temperatures are going to get slightly warmer the next few days as highs eventually climb out of the teens and into the low 20s. another wave of snow will move across the state tomorrow, with 1-3" possible throughout central iowa. the heaviest amounts will be south of i-80, particularly in sw iowa, where a few 3 to 4 inch totals will be possible. des moines will likely see snow totals around 2". temperatures will start to trend up by the middle of the week, with
older iowans say a simple surgery is giving them more freedom... freedom... from their glasses.
after the break, find out what doctors are doing to get their vision headed in the right direction. there are two democratic visionsfor regulating wall street.one says it's okay to take rmillions from big banks and then tell them what to do.
about 60 percent of people 60 and older develop cataracs, and the rates increase as you age. surgery can fix the problem and even provide freedom from glasses. channel 13's megan reuther explains. the story is new at five. @36:23 "let me take a look and see how you're doing." visiting the eye doctor is nothing new for diana whited. @32:41 "i've worn glasses since i was 10 or 11." but, a couple months ago, she realized her vision wasn't what it should be. diana@31:17 "things were dull, the colors were dull, and i didn't realize that as much until after the fact and things were getting blurry at night. it was harder to drive." she needed surgery to remove her cataracts, which causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy as we age. dr. ejaz husain @58:31 "by removing the cataract from the eye and replacing it with a clear lens that never gets cloudy again. it's a permanent solution."
ophthalmologists in west des moines says it's a common surgery...and now patients have choices when it comes to the implanted lens. @49:18 traditionally we have used monofocal lens implants that unfortunately only allowed people to see at one focus, so people always needed reading glasses. @49:40 "with the introduction of the new lenses it's given the patient independence from glasses all together." @42:58 "it's great now dean hammerstrom got the multi-focal lens implants four years ago. dean@43:00 "you get up, you don't have to put glasses on to read the newspaper or watch t.v. or do anything like that, so it's changed my life quite a bit." megan standup@:51 "this surgery has helped thousands of patients and now the next generation of lenses is out where you can customize the lenses to your life." @50:56 "so that if a patient likes to read a lot, we have a certain lens for that. if a patient likes to drive or shop a lot and they want to see intermediate vision, we have a lens for that." whited likes the freedom the
@33:54 "i'm looking forward to taking a trip because i've had to wear prescription sunglasses for a long time.@34:05 "i'm always looking for my other pair of glasses, so now i can buy those really nice fun sunglasses, like i've never been able to do before." as life becomes brighter and clearer. in west des moines, megan reuther, channel 13 news. to get the surgery, you must have healthy eyes, minimalist astigmatism and motivation to be free of glasses. stick around, we'll get another look at your forecast after the break.
marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer
to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa